THE HYPTO KRYPTO BY HAYDEN SHAPES SURFBOARDS
Demos available. 5’10 and 6’2. $30 for the day. If you like the board enough to buy one we will take the rental fee off of the new board and if you don’t like it then it only cost you $30 to figure it out!
The Hypto Krypto is the most versatile board in the Haydenshapes range. It has a high amount of volume under the chest which enables it to paddle like a dream. The way you surf the Hypto Krypto is on the open face, where you draw fast flowing lines. Craig ANDERSON, who takes his 5’4” Hypto everywhere says “There’s no other board I’d have under my feet. Those boards make serious drops if you commit to them. You don’t have to think about your feet when you stand up. You have a bunch of paddle speed, you fly down the line and then you do turns. You get a ton of waves. It rides fast and it’s exciting. It suits my surfing.”
The outline resembles an old school twin fin in the nose, yet it draws back to a tight rounded pin tail. The wider straighter outline up front will give you plenty of speed, yet the round pin tail allows you to turn tight in the pocket. Hayden explains its genesis: “I was shaping a couple of twin-fins and they had those traditional wide swallowtail designs and I found they went too straight. They didn’t want to fit into the pocket. So I grabbed that same design and put my semi-gun rounded pintail into it, blended the curves and… it worked!”
The rocker is flat throughout, although there is a little extra lift in the entry, which helps when taking off late or turning in the steeper sections of the wave. The design of the rocker is focused around speed! You will find you will make sections that you never expect to make. “It connects with the wave really, really nicely,” says Hayden. “The whole back end of the rocker is super flat. It basically creates all the speed for you. It’s really the subtle features that make it a special board. That is, traditional concepts but it’s those refined features, where the apexes are in the tail, the roll in the entry, where the vee exits, that make it able to be surfed from one foot to double-overhead waves.”
The foil has plenty of volume around the chest and center area of the board, yet it refines out to a thinner, pinched rail to keep the board connected to the wave.The concave runs from a rolled vee in the entry to a slight single blending into a vee double out the tail which gives the board great speed and control from rail to rail.
“It’s good for the average surfer who wants to go fast and turn it and have fun,” says Craig. In five years Craig has owned exactly three Hyptos. “I snapped the first at Deserts years ago, I just retired the one I surfed in Slow Dance (pictured here), that lasted me two years, and now I’m sitting on a new one. The ol Hypto blesses me with its inner durability, for some cosmic reason.” To read more about the Future Flex construction that makes the Hypto Krypto so durable click HERE.
Good for ‘average surfers’ and durable……. I’m sold